Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies

Put cranberries and pumpkins together and you get a delicious cookie. This recipe I found on the All Recipes website but have modified it a bit after trying it a few times. The cookies are really moist and have a delightful spicy flavor. For more sweetness you can top them with some white frosting or lightly powder with confectionery sugar, but I like them just the way they are.


Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, egg and pumpkin.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into mixture until well blended.
  4. Cut the cranberries in half and stir into mixture along with the orange zest and walnuts.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Yields 3-4 dozen cookies depending the size.

Note: There was still something about the cranberry bread recipe that didn't sit well with me so I modified it even more. This time I think we've got a really nice recipe and Andy loves it. Please see the previous post for the edited version.


The DIY Show Off said...

They look so good! Is that your picture or from a magazine? It's so pretty! I love the pumpkin with cranberries and the candle too. Thanks for sharing!


Jackie said...

Mmmm...these look great! A nice change from the usual chocolate chip.

sweet bay said...

I love the cranberries around the pumpkin and the candle. It's beautiful and looks very festive.

CiNdEe said...

They sound so yummy!!!! Perfect for this time of the year!!(-:

Mildred said...

What a beautiful cookie and it sounds so tasty. Thank you for the recipe.

MissyM said...

Beautiful display!

Simply Dandy said...

This is very similar to a pumpkin cookie recipe I make, only mine are made with raisins. I am going to try this one tomorrow.


Kiki said...

What a wonderful post! Your table steup is so gorgeous and elegant,,wonderful job!The colors are so rich and festive! Lovely! And I am hungry not too! The recipe looks great..yum! I have been exploring your blog and it is filled wiht lots of beauty and charm, wonderful photos.. and lots to look at! Keep is wonderful here!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Those sound good and you've displayed them so nicely.

Tootsie said...

OMG!!! these look soooooooo gooooood!

Darla said...

Beautiful photo...I am always adding or subtracting from recipes!

Jenns Three Graces said...

I love these cookies - I had them for the first time in NJ at my cousins - I'm crazy for cranberries! I was reading about you and you love some of the same movies I do! Hugs, Jennifer

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

They sound so good and it's great to see something a bit different. Yum!
Every time I visit you and see sweet Elli's face, she reminds me of my Tucker. She's so cute!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

The centerpiece is beautiful and I have copied your recipe, sounds yummy.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Those sound wonderful, Jackie. I might make them today. A perfect ending to roast chicken don't you think?~~Dee

Carrie said...

My oven is broken :( Please, pretty please can I have some posted to me - they look gorgeous and I want to try them ever so much!